5.07 FENS 2014 - Milan, Symposium in honour of F. Rossi

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Data dell'evento: 04/07/2014

FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2014
July 5, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00
Symposium in honour of Ferdinando Rossi
A passionate journey through the cerebellar mysteries
Mico Congress Center, Piazzale Carlo Magno, 1 - Milan

We wish to thank the more than 200 guests who attended the symposium in memory of Ferdinando Rossi. Thanks also to the speakers and their felt tribute, with which they have traced the highlights of the career and the scientific contributions of our friend and colleague: another touching confirmation of how Ferdinando was estimated as a scientist and as a man. 


With this symposium, we wanted to remember our colleague and friend Ferdinando Rossi who passed away on January 24th, 2014, and honour his achievements and his impact on Neuroscience research. [download pdf]


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Ferdinando Rossi was born in Turin on August 3, 1960. He graduated in medicine at the University of Turin and remainedcommitted to his Alma mater throughout his career. He began his training on cerebellar physiology and plasticity with Piergiorgio Strata and started to explore cerebellar development with Costantino Sotelo. 
He then widened the teachings received by his mentors to become an undisputed worldwide leader in the field of cerebellar development and plasticity.


He was associate Editor for European Journal of Neuroscience since 2008 and FENS elected member. He later served as chair of the FENS Network of European Neuroscience Schools. He was a strong contributor and promoter of the Society of Research on the Cerebellum for whom he served successively as president and treasurer. He was member of the editorial board of The Cerebellum, Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease. We remember Ferdinando as a dedicated and creative researcher, an inspiring teacher and mentor and as a good friend.


To pay tribute to Ferdinando we have organised a passionate journey through cerebellar development and functions, with lectures given by his close friends and collaborators.


President of FENS, Marian Joēls
Addressed the audience of this event with a welcoming statement




President of FENS, Marian Joēls
Addressed the audience of this event with a welcoming statement 


Schilling K. (University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany)
Differentiation and Migration of Cerebellar Inhibitory Interneurons


Chedotal A. (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
Development and evolution of precerebellar neurons


De Zeeuw C. (Netherland Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Climbing Fibre Plasticity Mechanisms: From Development to Behaviour


20 August 2014

The Cerebellum dedicates its cover to Ferdinando Rossi:

Symposium in Honor of Ferdinando Rossi:

From the talks of the invited speakers, Giacomo Consalez, Karl Schilling, Alain Chédotal, and Chris De Zeeuw, it clearly emerged that Ferdinando had a huge impact on the research of many scientists like them, as well as in the whole field of brain development and regeneration. With this symposium, we celebrated a brilliant scientist, devoted to Neuroscience with tireless passion and curiosity. [ read more ]

1Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini, Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, University of Turin


Mariani J. (Université Pierre et Marie Curie-P6, Paris, France)
Development and repair of the olivo-cerebellar pathway
Prof. Mariani was unable to attend the meeting due to a sudden family matter
Attendance at the Symposium is not open to the public
For further information please refer to the FENS Forum 2014 - Registration fees



Annalisa Buffo, Daniela Carulli, Ketty Leto - Department of Neuroscience Rita Levi Montalcini,
Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, University of Turin

E-mail: annalisa.buffo@unito.it - daniela.carulli@unito.it



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